(221) Lavarow Coth


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Yma try ger i’n textow Kernowek rag ‘proverb:’ proverb, lavar coth ha poynt a skians. I’n textow yma lies ensampyl a broverbys pò lavarow coth pò poyntys a skians. In Origo Mundi ny a gav ambosow orth tryher gwrës, anedha nyns eus laha ‘agreements made under duress are not binding.’ In Bêwnans Meryasek yma leverys: le may fo an bugel medel an lowarn a leha an devysyow ‘where the shepherd is weak, the fox reduces the flock.’ In Bêwnans Ke gans despît Modred traitour a lever: A varwa awos arveth, nynj yw gwyw dhe varhogeth ‘he who is killed by insults isn’t fit to ride to war.’ Pelha yma meur a lavarow coth kefys i’n tavas dewedhes, rag ensampyl: An men eus ow rolya ny vedn nevra cùntell bèst ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss;’ nyns eus gûn heb lagas na ke heb scovarn ‘walls have ears;’ bÿdh avîsys dywweyth kyns gweskel unweyth ‘look before you leap;’ an gwiryoneth yw an gwelha ‘honesty is the best policy;’ gwell yw gwetha avell gofyn ‘it’s better to save than to beg;’ yma a’n gog i’n lowarth awartha ‘he’s bats in the belfry;’ pobel abell a bew castylly ‘far away hills are greener;’ ny dal dywgh gwil treven wàr an treth ‘one should not build houses on the sand;’ ha na wra gasa an fordh goth rag an fordh nowyth ‘the old ways are best;’ Yma nebes lavarow coth kefrÿs usy ow concernya sêsons an vledhen, rag ensampyl gwâv in hâv tereba Golowan ha hâv in gwâv tereba Nadelyk ‘winter in summer until Midsummer; summer in winter until Christmas;’ in hâv porth cov gwâv ‘in summer remember winter;’ deber morgy in mis Mê rag dhe wil maw ‘eat a dogfish in the month of May to have a son.’ Lavar coth aral a gows adro dhe’n gewar: cabmdhavas i’n mettyn glaw yw etn ‘rainbow in the morning there is rain in it.’ Yma Lhuyd ow ry dhyn an lavar den heb tavas a gollas y dir ‘a man without a tongue missed his chance.’ Wàr an dyweth yma Tregear ow meneges lavar gwir in mes a’n Beybel: an den gwiryon a goodh seyth treveth i’n jëdh ‘the righteous man sins seven times each day.’ Dre rêson an remnans a Gernowek dhe vos lymytys lowr, yma otham dhyn whath a lies lavar fur. Ny a yll aga thrailya dhyworth Sowsnek pò dhyworth tavosow erel. Ot obma peswar lavar fur trailys indelha: pellder a wra melder ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’; whor yw an glanythter dhe’n sansoleth ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’; ny gav menowgh onour ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ ha pàn ella an gath alês, y teu an logas in mes ‘when the cat’s away the mice will play.’ Certan oma fatell yll ow goslowysy desmygy moy proverbys rag an tavas.